Columbia Gorge with Jeffrey, JJ, and Ilona

Jason Ilona Jeffrey JJ

Since Jeffrey had been out of town the last couple months, we had a talk a week ago about flying before he left again, and thankfully everything worked out to let us get in the air.  I tasked Jeffrey with finding some awesome people to join us and he selected JJ and Ilona which worked out awesome.  Without a real idea of where we were going to go, the decision was made to head through the Gorge and hit some of the highlights Continue reading

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3 Sunny Birthday Flights

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To celebrate my birthday (4/18), I decided to do a flight each day of the weekend.  Friday, hitting up downtown Portland and the Gorge.  Saturday, heading to Tillamook for lunch, cheese, and jumping in the ocean.  With a final flight around Mt. Hood with a great finish through the Gorge on Sunday.  The weather this weekend was was prime for some excellent flying.  I flew nine people who have never flown with me before and gained 4.2 hours of pilot in command time.  Overall, a major success! Continue reading

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Downtown Portland with Paola, Scott, and Liz

Liz Paola Scott Me

To comply with scheduling of friends who have a hard time flying on the weekends, I booked an evening flight on a Thursday where I had the pleasure of flying my friends Paola, Scott, and Liz who was visiting Portland.  We didn’t have a lot of time, so we kept this one semi-short and did a fly over of downtown Portland.  Always cool to see places you visit from above.

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Mt. St. Helens with Wayne and Camille

Flying Towards Mt. St. Helens (20)

This flight was an awesome time taking Wayne, his daughter, and soon to be wife Camille over Mt. St. Helens. Wayne and Camille, owners of WineUp on Williams, and myself had arranged plans a month before to go flying. Thankfully, the weather on the day we planned out was phenomenal. I had a flight scheduled the day before, and due to the cloudy weather, we weren’t able to go, but things cleared up and Sunday was excellent. Continue reading

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Tillamook Picnic with Laura, Brian, and Jenny


Today, Laura and I got to help out my friend Brian by surprising his girlfriend Jenny with an awesome birthday gift over to the coast. Continue reading

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Mt. Hood with Michael, Kent and Thomas

Mt. Hood

Took friends Michael, Kent, and Thomas around Mt. Hood. Unlike the times before, this time I went south first and finished going through the Gorge. The conditions were amazing. Highest altitude yet. Continue reading

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Tillamook Area with Andrea and Aaron

Maxwell Point Rocks

Andrea and Aaron are some of the best people I know, and this Saturday, I was able to hook them up and take them for a glorious ride over the Tillamook area.  The rocks in the image are right off Maxwell Point with the farthest being Storm Rock. Continue reading

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Mt. St. Helens with Parents and Aaron

Took my parents and my little brother flying today. First time reaching 10,000 feet! It was amazing! Here’s a video! Continue reading

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